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Tuesday, June 19, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.
Here are the top five reasons:
1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers
According to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from NAR, last year 95% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 15% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?
2. Results Come from the Internet
Where did buyers find the home they actually purchased?

49% on the internet
31% from a Real Estate Agent
7% from a yard sign
1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.
3. Ther ...

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Friday, June 15, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: 2nd Annual Jefferson Summer Bash

The 2nd Annual Jefferson Summer Bash is Saturday, June 16. Come down for some family fun with food, music, shopping, a beer garden and a kid's zone all day. Free.
Jefferson Station Cafe
298 N 2nd St.
Jefferson, OR 97352
541-327-7908
www.facebook.com/jeffersonsummerbash/
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Friday, June 15, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

5696 Yvonne Ct SE: Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Home with First Floor Master!

Salem-Keizer OR Home For Sale5696 Yvonne Ct SE, Salem, OR  97306

Have you been searching for an open layout in a beautifully updated home with a hard to find first floor master? Then we have the house for you! This gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 full bath in lovely White Oak is sure to check off so many must haves from your list! Gleaming hardwood floors, a two story foyer, recessed lighting, modern fixtures, neutral colors, tons of natural light and a floor plan made for entertaining are just a few of the many desirable features offered at 5696 Yvonne Ct! The heart of the home will no doubt be the open living/dining/kitchen space! Comfortable everyday living will be a delight here while you relax and toast your toes by the cozy gas fireplace. New custom to the ceiling cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, large island, quartz counters and a Carrera marble backsplash create a stylish and functional kitchen sure to inspire the chef! Sliding doors off the dining area lead to a large pati ...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Parents Say Kids’ Opinions Matter Big When Buying a Home

A recent survey conducted by Harris Poll and released by SunTrust Mortgage found that “55% of homeowners with a child under the age of 18 at the time when they purchased their home said that the opinion of their offspring played a major role in their home buying decision.”
When the results were broken down by the parent’s age, millennials (those 18-36) led the way with 74% of homeowners saying that their child’s opinion was a factor in choosing which home to buy. Eighty-three percent of renters believe that their child’s opinion would be a deciding factor when looking to purchase a home.
So what features in a home are most important to kids?

Coming in at 57%, it should come as no surprise that gaining their own bedrooms was the top most-desirable feature of any home for kids, followed by a large back yard to play in at 34%.
Todd Chamberlain, Head of Mortgage Banking at SunTrust explained the re ...

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